Busyness: The Death of Your Heart

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I am a very busy person. Sometimes that’s my fault. Sometimes stuff happens. Sometimes I find myself having an anxiety attack and realize that it’s because I’ve got a to-do list longer than Psalm 119 and haven’t taken time to breathe, let alone pray.

And that’s when I start to fall apart.

We were created for God’s presence, and we were created to live in balance: quiet times and times of high energy and activity; times in the dark and times in the sun; times to think and times to act; times to rest and recharge and times to work. When we live too long out of balance, we begin to suffer serious damage. A few weeks ago, I saw this tweet, and it began to crystalize some of these thoughts I’d been having about how busy I am:

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How to Increase Volunteer Sign-Ups [Infographic]

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I don’t believe in a lot of life hacks for people because many people are simply using cognitive behavioral tricks that temporarily change their thought patterns which do not generalize into a “it will work for you too” mentality. But the infographic below is not just a life hack, but something that has been scientifically […]

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The Bulletproof Case for Church Mobile Giving in 3 Mindblowing Charts

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Sometimes a picture (or in this case a chart) is all you need. They’re worth a thousand words, right? At Tithe.ly we’re consistently talking to folks who are looking to bring mobile giving into their  church. For more established churches there’s always an element of adopting new technology that requiring educating and convincing senior leadership. Sometimes […]

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Evernote Is My Favorite Long Form Writing App

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For all things simple, including my ChurchMag​ infographic articles, quick opinion pieces, and inspirational video posts, I simply use the WordPress​ native app. Easy, and so distraction free, that anything else would be silly. But I have been getting into longer form articles (read 700+ words) as well as ebooks (9,000+ words) which require something […]

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Dear Christian, Stop Sharing Fake News [Podcast #64]

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More and more people are using their social media feeds to curate their news. The problem with this, however, is that more and more false news stories are spreading like wildfire. As Christians, it’s important for us to hold fast to truth and not take part in spreading rumors. Whether this is something that happens […]

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Email in Real Life [Video]

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Tripp and Tyler are Christian comedy legends and have a deep understanding of technology in the workplace, specifically with churches. So the following video below is perfect, noting that some of the most important conversations or emotional conflicting communications should not be done with emails. With my own fat fingers, I think I have to […]

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Church Tech Snack Pack #081

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How was your week? Have you seen anything awesome in the church tech and creative world? If you have, be sure hit the link at the end of the post and submit it for next week’s snack pack! (Or just drop a link in the comments.) Let it begin:

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How’s Your Email Working for You? [Infographic]

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Email might be the primary source of communications for your work environment. The problem is that this form of communication is like delivering letters. It has lots of failure points which could cost your company lots of time and money. With all of that being said, I wonder how much of this is overblown because […]

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Minecraft Theology: 09 Meet Shad

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This is my first ChurchMag Minecraft video, so I talk about how God quickly and unexpectedly brought me from a new believer, to full-time work in ministry. I also tell you how to beat your friends in “Stadium Events” on the original Nintendo! Enjoy:

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